Jain (Deemed-to-be University) organized the Graduation Ceremony for the M.Phil. Students on 5 September 2019. The Guest of Honor on the occasion was Mr. K Jairaj, Former Additional Chief Secretary of Karnataka and Trustee Secretary of B-PAC. Dr. N. Sundararajan, Vice Chancellor, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and Dr. N V H Krishnan, Registrar, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) graced the occasion with their presence. 26 students were eligible to receive their graduation degrees at the Convocation. Dr Sandeep Shastri, Pro Vice Chancellor, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) welcomed the gathering. He emphasized the fact that September 5 , which is Teachers Day was chosen for the Graduation Ceremony as most of the Graduating Students were either Teachers or Aspiring Teachers. It was would be especially memorable for them to receive their M.Phil Degrees on this auspicious day. He introduced the Guest of Honour, Mr K Jairaj who is a Post Graduate in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a M.P.A. degree holder from Harvard University. A brilliant IAS officer who had the distinction of working with 10 Chief Ministers in Karnataka, Mr Jairaj specialized in the Energy and Power sector and was also the Commissioner of the Bangalore Municipal Corporation.
Dr. N Sundararajan complimented the graduates who were receiving their degrees. He highlighted the fact that this ceremony was the first being held after the Convocation and it was fittingly so as they were the recipients of the second highest degree being conferred by the University. The highest degree awardees – PhD, got their certificates at the Convocation.
Mr. K Jairaj, complimented the University on its achievements and congratulated those being awarded their M.Phil. Degrees. He drew attention to the changes that the modern world was witnessing and the responsibilities that it entailed on the part of the academic world. He encouraged all those getting their degrees to pursue their higher studies and go on to do their Ph.D. After the formal award ceremony, the Guides of the students were also honoured by the Guest of Honour. A few of those who received their degrees spoke on the occasion and highlighted the research environment that they worked in. A few guides also spoke of their experience of guiding the current batch of awardees. The function was attended by the close relatives of those who received their degrees and a few Principal Officers of the University.